Virginia Collins

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Virginia M. Collins, 88, of Independence, Iowa, died Nov. 22, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born Feb. 21, 1922, in Buchanan County, the daughter of Frank Ed and Nona Josephine (Crowley) Hickey. She graduated from St. John's High School in 1940.
She also was a graduate of Pitzies Beauty School in Waterloo. On July 30, 1946, she and Glen Collins were married at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Independence. They later divorced. Collins is survived by her sister-in-law, Alvera Hickey of Independence, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Karen Miller, 3 brothers, Francis Hickey, Lloyd Hickey, and John Hickey, and 1 sister-in-law, Nina Hickey.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 26 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Independence. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery in Independence.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5, 2010